Chocolate Pavlova


Elegant perfectly describes this crisp-on-the outside, marshmallow-soft-on-the-inside puff, crowned luxuriously with cream, strawberries and a drizzle of bittersweet chocolate.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 6 egg whites

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, melted

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

  • 1 ½ cups whipping cream

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 1 (1 ounce) square bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  2. Beat together egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar to soft peaks in a large bowl. Beat in sugar, about three tablespoons at a time, until stiff and glossy peaks form. Sift cocoa and cornstarch over egg whites, and gently fold in. Gently fold in vinegar, vanilla, and melted chocolate.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the meringue into an eight inch circle. Bake in the center of the oven for 1 1/2 hours until the outside is crispy and the center is soft. Using a metal spatula, loosen the meringue from the parchment paper, and remove to cool on a wire rack. Allow to cool completely, about one hour.

  4. Whip cream with the sugar, and spread over the meringue. Arrange strawberries decoratively over the top, and drizzle with chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
21g Fat
52g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 246mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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